Tricky Memory

Published January 1, 2023 by A.J.B. Johnston

Memory can play some odd tricks. Blur and invent, to name two.

And sometimes disappear.

I received an email a few days ago informing me that a film I was in (as a historian talking about the Sieur de Mons and the early days of Acadie and New France) will soon be screened down in Annapolis Royal.

I had no recollection of ever being in such a film. My curiosity was piqued.

Then Christine Igot, author of the initial email, sent me a newspaper story with a photo showing me (and Theresa Bunbury, Wayne Melanson and others) taken during the film shoot in 2001. The documentary film was released in 2002, and seen only in France.

And that seems to explain why I have no recollection of the film. I had never seen it. If I had, I might have remembered my small part, filmed in the fall of 2001.

In any case, the film is to be screened in Annapolis Royal on Feb. 22, 2023, and I’m going to go see it. Details are on the poster.

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